A Brooklyn lawmaker is calling on the city’s transit agency to provide shuttle buses for commuters whose subway service will be disrupted due to repair work taking place on the N Line over the next 14 months.
Councilman David Greenfield’s request on Tuesday comes weeks after renovations began at various stations, which have caused platform closures for northbound N trains at Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue, 18th Avenue, 20th Avenue, Kings Highway, Avenue U and 86th Street.
Many passengers who rely on the N train to get into Manhattan will now instead be forced to travel multiple stops in the opposite direction to get to a station where northbound trains are still in service.
“While I welcome these renovation efforts, which are long overdue, it makes absolutely no sense to shut down a main subway route into Manhattan without providing an alternate means for commuters to make the journey,” Greenfield said. “Forcing people to travel multiple stops in the wrong direction to find a northbound train is not the answer.”